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T. D. Jakes

Bishop Thomas D. Jakes has won the respect of many as a pastor, community advocate, humanitarian, author, songwriter, playwright, conference speaker and broadcaster. He now leads a congregation of 28,000 in Dallas, Texas.

A humanitarian?

Story by Michael Crawford , United States

Can you really describe someone who opposes equal rights for LGBT people as a humanitarian? I don’t think so. It would be great if he spent time speaking out against global poverty and less time trying to deny the social, economic and legal benefits of marriage to same-sex couples and their families.

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Story by Nana Kofi Acquah , Ghana

I voted Bishop TD Jakes as America’s Best Preacher way before Time magazine even thought of it. His respect for his audience is immense. I love him for the depths and heights he goes to communicate. Read any of his books, listen to his music, his sermons, watch his movie… and you’d wonder how one…

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